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Volume 7: No. 1, January 2010

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Cover of the January 2010 issue

This issue of Preventing Chronic Disease highlights the theme of mental health. During the past 10 years, the treatment of many mental health conditions has moved from specialty centers into primary care, and this change in practice has increased the potential for more integrated care. Along with this change, the conceptual paradigm underlying public health has expanded dramatically to include social influences on health, such as poverty, education, housing, justice, and transportation. Community support relevant to both physical and mental health includes appropriate referrals and access to high-quality primary and mental health care, including cessation support for tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use; livable wages and safe housing; free, safe, and attractive places for physical activity; and access to food that is healthy and affordable. The mental health articles in this issue explore the idea that success in improving population-based physical and mental health outcomes requires addressing these social influences and root causes of disparities, including poverty, education, employment, health care, and housing.

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